Ever seen a band that’s never played together in person? Well, that’s vox + stix! We’re six people playing from five locations in two states (NY/NJ) as one of the best cover bands around. During a gig, everything you’re seeing is being done live in real time over the Internet. We’ve never even all met in person, but we love making great music together. And hey, you can’t beat the commute!
Click on any of our videos to witness for yourself the tech wizardry* that is vox + stix!
(*wizard costume not included)
Christina has been singing for almost 40 years, although she doesn’t get asked to perform “Tomorrow” from Annie at family parties nearly as often as she used to. After decades in both cover and original bands, she took time off from singing professionally to become a mom. She returned to music with her former band, where she and her husband/drummer Greg spent almost four years before forming vox + stix in 2020. Christina can usually be found harmonizing to literally anything, including the beep of the microwave, and avoiding the sun at all costs. #FairGirlsUnite
Greg started drumming at nine years old and was in competition-level marching band all throughout high school. (And, yes, he got plenty of dates, okay?) After decades away from music, Greg decided to revisit sitting while playing and got back behind the kit in 2015, holding down the percussion in various bands until he and Christina formed their previous band in 2017. Greg is now bringing his signature #dadjoke energy to vox + stix. When not banging on things, Greg is busy customizing his e-drums (more cowbell, anyone?) and performing computer wizardry at his day job. Between IT and drumming, they don’t call him The Machine for nothing!
Brian is not completely certain how he wound up in vox + stix, but he is thrilled nonetheless to have a new group of friends helping him re-engage with his musical side. In the 90s, with no understanding of the phrase “responsible life plan,” Brian ditched a burgeoning medical career to become a Broadway pianist. Soon regretting that decision, and with a rather poor sense of timing, he started an Internet company in the late 90s near the peak of the dot-com bubble. Brushing himself off from that disaster, his self-esteem crumbling, Brian turned to therapy only to find his therapist fast asleep during one of his sessions. He fell shattered into the seedy underworld of IT and reemerged recently wondering what it was all for.
Chris discovered only pretty recently that he’d actually been a bass player all along. He’s an escaped lawyer who’s also been a high school English teacher and the chairman of the board of a Zen center in New Rochelle, NY. Now he’s grateful to have found his true calling, side-by-side with Greg in the glittering, smoke-free engine room of vox + stix.
Frank got into playing guitar when he saw a band in high school play onstage and thought, “Wow, that is too cool. I want to do that.” He got his first guitar at 14 and after learning from his neighbor, they decided to start a typical teenage garage band. It never occurred to Frank to sing until someone they were auditioning, after hearing him teach them the vocal parts, said, “You don’t need a singer — YOU should sing.” He looked at his band members, shrugged, and said, “Ok.” And just like that, Frank became a singing guitarist. That band impressed some local bigwigs, which led to gigs at CBGB’s and eventually many other bands and venues — and now to vox + stix!
Jeff scored tickets to his first Rush show at the age of 13 and got his first guitar that same week. (He got a guitar teacher the week after that). He’s since played in a variety of bands, playing everything from classic rock to progressive and instrumentals to originals. Jeff works as a producer and sound designer, which helps support his love of gear, textures, and soundscapes, all of which seem to find a place in his music.